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Boards That Make a Difference : A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations
John Carver's groundbreaking Policy Governance model has influenced the way public and nonprofit boards operate around the world. Now, as widespread experience with the model continues to grow, Carver enriches his definitive exposition with updated policy samples, a new chapter on the process of policy development, and additional resources for various types of boards. He debunks the entrenched beliefs about board roles and functions that hamper dedicated board members. With creative insight and commonsense practicality, Carver presents a bold new approach to board job design, board-staff relationships, the chief executive role, performance monitoring, and virtually every aspect of the board-management relationship. In their stead, he offers a board model designed to produce policies that make a difference, missions that are clearly articulated, standards that are ethical and prudent, meetings, officers, and committees that work; and leadership that supports the fulfillment of long-term goals.
On My Honor, I Will: Leading With Integrity in Changing Times
Randy Pennington, Marc Bockmon, Zig Ziglar
This unique book offers a proven approach to succeeding in business and life without sacrificing your principles. "A powerful book... certain to change many lives". -- Og Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman in the World.
Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
Guided by Covey's remarkable step-by-step program, readers can find more meaning and satisfaction in relationships, be better able to achieve personal and professional goals, and can look forward to lasting happiness and success. "A wonderful book that could change your life."--Tom Peters, author of "In Search of Excellence."
The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a
Steven Cohen, William Eimicke
Since it was first published more than a decade ago, The Effective Public Manager has become the standard manual for public administrators and students. This practical provides core concepts to help real-world managers and mangers-to-be meet the demands of their jobs head on rather than work around the constraints of government and gives them the tools to shape events rather than be shaped by them. This thoroughly revised third edition: presents an updated and detailed examination of management innovation; examines the centrality of government in an era of global communication and transportation, economic interdependence, and the threat of global terrorism; contains information on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations.
The New Golden Rule: Community and Morality in a Democratic Society
From Publishers Weekly -- A leading communitarian thinker, sociologist Etzioni contends Americans have overemphasized individual rights in recent years. In his searching treatise, he seeks to restore an equilibrium between personal liberty and the common good, urging the diverse strands of America's social fabric to come together, to commit to a core of shared values that will help renew the family, schools and public institutions. Arguing that rights and responsibilities go hand in hand, he champions the two-parent family, national service involving voluntary participation in agencies such as the Peace Corps and Vista, a nationally standardized public school curriculum, community courts as alternatives to the official judicial system, schools as character-building agents and devolving federal functions to voluntary associations and other community bodies. Challenging liberals and conservatives alike....
Public Participation in Public Decisions: New Skills
and Strategies for Public Managers
John Clayton Thomas
This straightforward and practical guide outlines a strategic approach to public involvement in government decision making. Prepares public managers for the difficult task of involving citizens more fully in the affairs of government while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Written in easy-to-understand terms, Public Participation in Public Decisions presents the Effective Decision Model of Public Involvement that managers will find to be an invaluable asset when making decisions about when and how to involve the public.
Civic Innovation in America: Community Empowerment, Public Policy, and the Movement for Civic Renewal
Carmen Sirianni, Lewis Friedland
"A new philosophy of organizing is afoot in the land. It works with, as well as opposing, City Hall. It forms ongoing relationships. It takes the long view. It works from the bottom up. It deliberates about ends and means. It crafts voluntary agreements. It fosters common work. After reading this book, you think, 'Maybe we are entering a new era of citizen activism and self-government.' We've learned. I recommend this book to any activist, and to anyone who wants to understand activism in America."-Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government
David Osborne, Peter Plastrik
The author of the 1992 bestseller "Reinventing Government" goes a step further, focusing on strategic levers for changing public systems and organizations on a permanent basis to achieve dynamic increases in effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability, and capacity to innovate.
Making Government Work: Lessons from America's Governors and Mayors
Paul J. Andrisani
The role of government, particularly at the state and local levels, has evolved dramatically over recent years. In "Making Government Work", a bipartisan collection of the nation's most innovative governors and big city mayors describe how they make government more efficient and effective. From welfare to clean water, these original essays discuss a wide variety of issues and propose progressive solutions that will influence the thinking of all Americans interested in politics.
Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest
Clarence N. Stone, Political Science Quarterly -- "What makes Morning Glories a compelling account is the sophistication of the political understanding that guides it.... In short, Morning Glories is a major contribution to the fields of urban politics and urban political history and a model of how to do a sophisticated analysis of urban political development."
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